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As translated from Lucarelli's original by ALTA Fellow Award winner Oona Stransky, this psychological thriller is characterised by unique, quirky characters and gorgeous verbal detail. However, while racing toward the denouement, you'll want to linger with the multiple-sense first-person descriptions; to turn pages back to re-examine clues -- and not only the clues to the mystery. Eschewing the whodunit format, Lucarelli uses a triptych of first-person narrators: the detective, the witness, and the murderer. The detective, Inspettore Grazia Negro, is a hard-boiled noir type whose resolve might make Sam Spade feel nervous. She is also the only woman in the homicide unit, which is housed, ironically, in an archaic disused monastery. Underestimated by coworkers who assume competence and beauty don't come in the same female body, the Inspettore knows that looks can deceive -- and the policemen aren't the only ones taken in by their assumptions.

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As translated from Lucarelli's original by ALTA Fellow Award winner Oona Stransky, this psychological thriller is characterised by unique, quirky characters and gorgeous verbal detail. However, while racing toward the denouement, you'll want to linger with the multiple-sense first-person descriptions; to turn pages back to re-examine clues -- and not only the clues to the mystery. Eschewing the whodunit format, Lucarelli uses a triptych of first-person narrators: the detective, the witness, and the murderer.

The detective, Inspettore Grazia Negro, is a hard-boiled noir type whose resolve might make Sam Spade feel nervous. She is also the only woman in the homicide unit, which is housed, ironically, in an archaic disused monastery. Underestimated by coworkers who assume competence and beauty don't come in the same female body, the Inspettore knows that looks can deceive -- and the policemen aren't the only ones taken in by their assumptions.

A serial killer is on the loose, but the witnesses claim to have seen what appears to be a collection of different people. Across the city, Simone Martini, blind since birth, never leaves his attic room but inhabits a crowded world.

A tech guru, the reclusive Simone eavesdrops on local mobile phones and radios. He catches the detail the other witnesses miss: the killer's voice.

He also knows something else that the Inspettore's colleagues miss: how to desire without voyeurism, and to express love in a language that's so original that all myths and assumptions become irrelevant. Simone's narration in particular is wonderfully lyrical. Using every sense except sight and revising the vocabulary of the visual, he creates a surreal universe reminiscent of Cubist paintings and Modernist fiction. For the sound of the idea contained in them.

Green, with that harsh r sound that scratches and flares its way out of the middle of the word, is the colour of something that scathes and burns, like the sun. But blue, on the other hand, is the colour of beauty. For example, for me, a pretty girl might have blonde hair, but a truly beautiful girl would be barefoot, brave, and have blue hair. Contact: Yvonne Klein ymk reviewingtheevidence.

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An exquisitely plotted and unique psychological thriller. The author narrates through the eyes of the protagonists, placing the reader right in the action. You will only be needing the very edge of your seat on which to read this fast-paced thriller. A serial killer is terrorising the students of Bologna. Rookie female detective Grazia Negro is determined to solve the case. Only one witness can positively identify the killer Simone spends his days in solitude, listening to Elvis Costello's Almost Blue and scanning the radio waves of the city to eavesdrop on other people's lives.

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A serial killer is terrorising the people of Bologna and rookie Detective Inspector Grazia Negro is determined to solve the case. She only has one witness who can identify the killer - and he is blind. Simone spends his nights listening to Chet Baker and scanning the radio waves of the city, eavesdropping on other people's lives. He imagines what people are like - based on the 'colour' of their voice - and his acute hearing sets alarm bells ringing when he tunes in to the killer. Together Simone and Negro are the only people able to stop the killer, before he closes in on Simone. From the diverse perspectives of the detective, the blind Simone and the killer, Lucarelli, master of Italian noir, weaves a gripping thriller.

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